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President Suber takes a picture with members of the Saint Augustine’s University Parents’ Association during the welcome program for first-year students.

“I am proud of what the association represents and very appreciative of the continued support from parents/guardians for their sons, daughters, and grandchildren as they continue their postsecondary education at the Falcons Nest,” said Doris Bullock, assistant vice president for External Relations and special assistant to the president.

Established in 2007, the mission of the Parents’ Association is to enhance the quality of both the student and parent experience through communication and contact between the University and the parents of our students. It is a paid association of parents and guardians of Saint Augustine's University students. The goal is to develop lasting relationships with parents and guardians because of the essential role that they play in the educational process and success of their Saint Augustine's University student.

Associate Professor Virginia Tyler Showcased Her Work in New York

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Virginia Tyler, associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, showcased her work during the SOHO20 National Affiliate Annual Exhibition titled HERoica: New Work by National Affiliates this summer. This all women exhibition at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York explored the overlap of personal courage and aesthetic risk made visible and tangible in their art. Overlapping the personal and the political, this annual exhibition of thirteen National Affiliate artists and their guests addressed the interplay of heroic ideals and feminist values.

In the exhibit, Tyler used her art to economically empower the local village culture in Ghana. She collaborated with Ghanaian metal casters Paul Amponsah and Kofi Amponsem to create the bronze beads and objects assembled in her installations that are small sculptures in themselves. Tyler has also worked with craft artists Mary Assumadou and Michael Assumadou to create a work inspired by the Milky Way.

Kudos to Professor Tyler!

Saint Augustine’s University Students Showcase their Research at the University of Arkansas

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Four Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) students participated in the 10-week summer George Washington Carver Research Program in cell and molecular biology at the University of Arkansas to showcase their research projects. The program was sponsored by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The poster session for the cell and molecular biology portion of the Carver Research Program gave the students a chance to meet with faculty and students presented and discussed their research projects. SAU students, who are all biology majors and rising juniors, were as follows: • Adaeze Egolum – “Genetic Analysis of Chromosomal Regions Affecting Sperm Mobility in Broilers.” • Lauretta Ihenatu - “Evaluation of screening methods for salt tolerance in soybeans.” • Michael Thomas - “Integrase genes in antibiotic resistant E. coli isolated from treated effluent and a receiving stream.” • Derrick Williams – “The Role of Leucine supplementation on skeletal muscle metabolism during high-fat feeding.” The George Washington Carver Research Program began in 1997 to recruit superior graduates of colleges and universities serving primarily underrepresented students. The Carver Research Program includes agreements between the University of Arkansas and 37 institutions across the south-central and southeast United States.

Registration 2013 Information for First Year Students

Friday August 9, 2013

8:00am –12:30pm

Check-In and Move-In Residence Halls

All new students should report to campus according to their designated arrival times. Students and parents are asked to report directly to their assigned Residence Hall for Check-In and Move-In.

Students whose last name begins with letters A-G move in from 8:00am—9:30am

Students whose last name begins with letters H-N move in from 9:30am-11:00am

Students whose last name begins with letters O-Z move in from 11:00am– 12:30pm

8:00am-12:00pm-Taking Care of Business

12:00pm-5:00pm-Registration - Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Center (upstairs)

- After you complete registration and receive your new Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) ID card, please put your school ID card on your lanyard so that the Peer Mentors can identify you and escort you to the next station.

- If you have any questions regarding the status of your records, please see the staff at your Check-In station.

11:30am - 1:30pm (?) Lunch (no cost to students, parents and family can purchase meals for $5.00) MLK, Jr. Dining Hall

5:30pm– 6:30pm (TBA) President’s Welcome & Recognition of Parent’s Association Members (All Students and Family are expected to attend) - Emery Gymnasium

Students are welcome to bring their families to meet President Dianne Broadley Suber as she welcomes the class of 2016 at Saint Augustine’s University for an amazing semester and first year. You will also be introduced to The Superior Sound Marching Band and Saint Augustine’s University “Blue Chips” Cheerleaders for the very first time. Come enjoy this momentous occasion as we celebrate you!!!

5:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner (no cost to students, parents and family can purchase meals for $5.00) MLK, Jr. Dining Hall

7:30pm—9:00pm Residence Hall Community Director (CD) Meeting Designated Residence Hall (Latham, Weston, Boyer)

It’s your first night with your roommate, suitemates, hallmates, and floormates. At the first meeting with your CD they will share highlights of house rules and expectations for behavior, as well as give you a chance to get to know one another. This is a great time to ask questions and hear realistic answers. Relax, it’s fun. Just think, you are all in the same boat, so share the ride together.

9:00pm - 11:45pm First Night at SAU Seby Jones Auditorium

First Night is a Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) tradition, in which the class of 2017 will unite for the first time for a night of fun and games, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow classmates.

12:00 am SHARP!!! Curfew -All students are to report to their assigned residence hall Residence Halls

SAU Signs a Strategic Alliance Memorandum with the U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Signing Today, Saint Augustine’s University signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SAM). This alliance signifies a joint effort by SAU and SBA to promote small business through education and community outreach. Both entities will work closer together to ensure underserved small business interests are adequately addressed in the area. “I want to commend Dr. Suber who is truly on the cutting edge,” said Ms. Lynn Douthett, district director, United States Small Business Administration. “This agreement supports her vision of creating leaders.” The memorandum is part of SBA’s effort to enter into agreements with historically black colleges and universities. “At Saint Augustine’s University, we are committed to developing change agents and leaders positioned to compete in a global society,” said Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “Supporting and fueling the dreams of young entrepreneurs supports that vision.” According to Dr. F. Perna Carter, dean of SAU’s School of Business and Technology, the alliance will provide students with real world opportunities. “The School of Business and Technology is very excited about the signing of the strategic alliance between Saint Augustine’s University and the U. S. Small Business Administration,” Carter said. “As the Dean, I look forward to working with the SBA and all of the partners in the surrounding area to develop real world/real work opportunities for our students. This partnership will afford the students the opportunities to meet and interact with young, women, and minority entrepreneurs that can help them make their individual and collective mark in the global society.”

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